Rules

BET’s MJ Diamond celebration contest

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void where prohibited by law and outside the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia. Subject to all federal, state and local laws, regulations, and ordinances.

 

1. ELIGIBILITY: BET’s MJ Diamond Celebration Contest (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal U.S. residents currently residing in the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least twenty-one (21) years old as of the date of entry.  Employees, officers, and directors of Black Entertainment Television LLC (“Sponsor”) or any of its parents, controlled affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, and advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment, and marketing agencies, and members of their immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings and children, regardless of where they live) and those living in the same household (whether related or not) are not eligible to enter or win. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and to Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.  Sponsor reserves the right to verify the eligibility of winners.

 

ELIGIBLE PERSONS MUST HAVE AN ACTIVE PUBLIC INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT PRIOR TO ENTERING AND SHALL NOT REGISTER FOR AN INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF PARTICIAPTING IN THIS PROMOTION.

 

2. ENTRY PERIOD: Promotion begins on August 14, 2018 at 12:00:00 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on August 22, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM ET (the “Entry Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Promotion.

 

3. HOW TO ENTER: During the Entry Period, eligible persons may enter as follows:

 

(i)             Log into your Instagram account;

(ii)           You must follow @BET on Instagram; and

(iii)         Submit a video, no longer than sixty (60) seconds, performing “the lean” choreography as seen in Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” music video.

 

In addition, all entries must adhere to the following guidelines:

(i)             MUST tag the BET Instagram account; and

(ii)           MUST include the following hashtags: “#MJLeanContest”, “#MJDiamondCelebration”, and

(iii)         MUST comply with all of Instagram’s applicable guidelines and terms of use;

(iv)          MUST NOT contain material which is (or promote activities which are), as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, hateful, slanderous, libelous, tortious, sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, inappropriate, violent, the sales of weapons, cruelty, abuse, etc.), discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, natural origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or age), illegal (e.g., underage drinking, substance abuse, computer hacking, etc.), offensive, threatening, profane, or harassing; or contain material that is threatening to any person, place, business, group or world peace; or contain words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic group; or contain images, words or text portraying nudity, acts of violence, or acts that are or appear to be unlawful or dangerous or in violation of, or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where the entry is created in their application; and

(v)           MUST NOT contain material that violates or infringes another's rights, including but not limited to material that violates privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement.

 

Limit: LIMIT ONE (1) ENTRY PER INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT.  ADDITIONAL ENTRIES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.  Automated or bulk entries or entries submitted by third parties will be disqualified.  Entries must be submitted by the entrant.  Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple and/or different identities, forms, accounts, registrations, email addresses, logins, or any other methods will void that participant’s entries, and that participant may be disqualified at Sponsor’s discretion.  Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same Instagram account.  In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the Instagram account provided with the entry will be deemed to be the entrant.  The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned the account by Instagram.  Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder to the Sponsor or forfeit the prize.  Entries from an invalid, non-working, or inactive account will be disqualified and ineligible to win.  Incomplete, illegible, corrupted, or untimely entries are void and will be disqualified.

 

4. SELECTION AND VERIFICATION OF WINNERS: Sponsor will judge all entries received during the Entry Period.  By or around August 22, 2018, Sponsor will select one (1) winner based on what Sponsor deems to be the best entry from among all eligible entries received.  The odds of winning a prize are based on the number of eligible entries received.  The potential winners will be notified via Instagram direct message within around seven (7) days after being selected.  EACH POTENTIAL WINNER MUST RESPOND TO THE WINNER NOTIFICATION WITHIN SEVENTY-TWO (72) HOURS OF BEING SENT; IF SPONSOR DOES NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE FROM A POTENTIAL WINNER WITHIN THAT TIME (AS DETERMINED BY SPONSOR IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION), THAT POTENTIAL WINNER MAY BE DISQUALIFIED AND, IF SUCH POTENTIAL WINNER IS DISQUALIFIED, AN ALTERNATIVE POTENTIAL WINNER MAY BE SELECTED THROUGH A RANDOM DRAWING FROM AMONG ALL REMAINING ELIGIBLE ENTRIES.  EXCEPT WHERE LEGALLY PROHIBITED, POTENTIAL WINNER (OR HIS/HER PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN IF POTENTIAL WINNER IS A MINOR IN HIS/HER JURISDICTION OF PERMANENT RESIDENCE) MAY BE REQUIRED TO SIGN AND RETURN, WITHIN SEVENTY-TWO (72) HOURS OF BEING NOTIFIED (AS DETERMINED BY SPONSOR IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION), AN AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY, LIABILITY AND PUBLICITY RELEASE (THE “AFFIDAVIT”) IN ORDER TO CLAIM HIS/HER PRIZE.  If (i) a potential winner cannot be contacted in person by Instagram direct message after the first attempt to contact him/her, (ii) a potential winner fails to sign and return the Affidavit within the required time period (if applicable), or (iii) a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor may award the applicable prize to an alternate winner selected by a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries for the applicable prize.  Up to three (3) alternate drawings may be held for each prize, after which the prize will remain un-awarded.  

 

Verification of Potential Winners:  All potential WINNERS are subject to verification by Sponsor, whose decisions are final AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE PROMOTION.  An entrant is not a winner of any prize unless and until entrant’s eligibility HAS been verified and entrant has been notified that verification is complete.

5.  PRIZE / PRIZE CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS: There will be one (1) Prize (“Prize”) awarded.  The prize winner (“Winner”) will receive a two (2) day, one (1) night trip for Winner and one (1) guest (“Guest”) to Las Vegas, NV (“Trip”).

 

Trip will include: round trip economy class air transportation for Winner and one (1) Guest  from a major commercial airport near Winner’s home (as determined by Sponsor in their sole discretion) to Las Vegas, NV; one (1) night standard hotel accommodation (one room, quadruple occupancy, room and tax only) at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino (“Mandalay Bay”); two (2) tickets to the Cirque Du Soleil performance entitle “Michael Jackson: ONE”); invitation for the Winner and their Guest to attend the Michael Jackson Diamond Party Celebration.

The Fair Market Value (“FMV”) of Prize is dependent on the cost of airfare for Winner and Guest.

 

Trip must be taken August 29th and 30th 2018 or Prize will be forfeited. Travel dates and arrangements are subject to air travel, holiday, blackout dates, and other prize and travel restrictions. Travel dates are subject to Mandalay Bay and Sponsor approval. Reservations are subject to availability. All elements of the Prize must be redeemed at the same time, and no changes will be permitted after confirmation of any redemption. FMV of Prize may vary depending upon the points of departure, ground transportation, and/or airline fare fluctuations; any difference between stated FMV and final FMV of Prize will not be awarded. Prize consists only of the elements expressly set forth above; no other elements or expenses (including, without limitation, insurance, meals, unspecified ground transportation, phone calls, baggage, gratuities, incidentals, souvenirs, gasoline, etc.) are included in the Prize and all such expenses are the sole responsibility of Winner.  Winner is responsible for any air travel taxes and/or expenses, including applicable departure taxes or fees, inspection charges, baggage fees, and security charges. Winner and Guest are responsible for obtaining, at their own expense, any necessary travel documentation (i.e. valid photo identification, visas, passports, etc.) prior to travel. Once issued, tickets are nontransferable and may not be reissued once travel has commenced. Open tickets may not be issued and stopovers are not permitted. Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor.     

 

In the event the Winner and/or Guest engages in behavior during prize travel that (as determined by either Sponsor or Mandalay Bay, in their discretion, respectively) is obnoxious or threatening, illegal, or that is intended to threaten or harass any other person, or that in any way disparages or adversely affects the reputation, image, and/or customer goodwill of Sponsor, Mandalay Bay or any of Sponsor’s or Mandalay Bay’s services, products, trademarks, service marks, or logos, Sponsor and Mandalay Bay reserve the right to terminate the travel early, and send the Winner and/or Guest home with no further obligations or compensation whatsoever to Winner and/or Guest (which may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, result in such Winner’s disqualification from the Promotion and forfeiture of the prize or a component thereof).  In the event Winner and/or Guest engages in behavior during travel that (as determined by either in its sole discretion,) is illegal, tortious, or subjects Winner and/or Guest to arrest or detention, Sponsor shall have no obligation to pay any damages, fees, fines, judgments or other costs or expenses of any kind whatsoever incurred by Winner or Guest as a result of such conduct.  SPONSOR AND MANDALAY BAY shall have no liability for any personal injuries, death, property damage, or other damages or expenses resulting from or arising out of any travel related to the Prize or any other aspect of Winner’s or Guest’s acceptance or use of the Prize.

 

Any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes and all fees and expenses related to acceptance and use of prize not specifically stated herein are the responsibility solely of Winner.  Prize cannot be substituted, assigned, transferred, or redeemed for cash; however, Sponsor reserves the right to make equivalent prize substitutions at its sole discretion.  Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes or components of a prize.  Only the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules is available to be won in the Promotion.

 

6. GENERAL CONDITIONS: Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and to Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, stolen, misdirected, or illegible entries; lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, or other connections, garbled transmissions or miscommunications, telephone transmission problems; computer or software malfunctions or damage to a user’s computer equipment (software or hardware); technical failures; or other errors or malfunctions of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, or otherwise.  Proof of sending or submission of entry will not be deemed proof of receipt by Sponsor. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

 

WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROMOTION OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW, AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be attempting to tamper with or undermine the entry process, any website associated with the Promotion, and/or the legitimate operation of the Promotion; to violate the Official Rules; or to act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person.  If, for any reason, the Promotion is not capable of running as planned, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, void any suspect entries and (a) cancel or terminate the Promotion (or any portion thereof); (b) modify the Promotion or suspend the Promotion to address the impairment and then resume the Promotion in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; and/or (c) award the prizes at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment.

 

7. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASES:  BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROMOTION, ENTRANT AGREES THAT SPONSOR, MANDALAY BAY RESORT AND CASINO, CIRQUE DU SOLEIL, THE MICHAEL JACKSON ESTATE, INSTAGRAM, INC., AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENT COMPANIES, CONTROLLED AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, REPRESENTATIVES, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, LEGAL COUNSEL, ADVERTISING, PUBLIC RELATIONS, PROMOTIONAL, FULFILLMENT AND MARKETING, WEBSITE PROVIDERS, WEB MASTERS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AGENTS (THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, OR PROPERTY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE, OR USE OF THE PRIZE, ENTRY, OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROMOTION OR IN ANY PROMOTION RELATED ACTIVITY, OR ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR INVASION OF PRIVACY, OR MERCHANDISE DELIVERY.  THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IF ANY PRIZE CANNOT BE AWARDED DUE TO CANCELLATIONS, DELAYS, OR INTERRUPTIONS DUE TO ACTS OF GOD, ACTS OF WAR, NATURAL DISASTERS, WEATHER, OR TERRORISM.  BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROMOTION, ENTRANT AGREES THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INJURIES, DAMAGES, OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES TO PERSONS, INCLUDING DEATH, OR TO PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF ACCESS TO AND USE OF ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROMOTION OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM SUCH SITE.

 

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING REGARDING THIS PROMOTION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE PRIZES AND ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROMOTION, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.  SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY.  CHECK LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

 

8. PUBLICITY.  EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION CONSTITUTES EACH ENTRANT’S GRANT TO SPONSOR (WHICH GRANT WILL BE CONFIRMED IN WRITING ON REQUEST OF SPONSOR), AND THE RELEASED PARTIES THE RIGHT AND PERMISSION TO PRINT, PUBLISH, BROADCAST, AND USE, WORLD WIDE IN ANY MEDIA NOW KNOWN OR HEREAFTER DEVELOPED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WORLD WIDE WEB, AT ANY TIME OR TIMES, THE WINNER’S ENTRY (INCLUDING THE ENTRANT’S POSTED PHOTOGRAPH), NAME, PORTRAIT, PICTURE, VOICE, LIKENESS, OPINIONS AND BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO HOMETOWN AND STATE) FOR ADVERTISING, TRADE, AND PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES (INCLUDING THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF HIS OR HER NAME ON TELEVISION OR RADIO BROADCAST) WITHOUT ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATION, COMPENSATION, PERMISSION, OR NOTIFICATION.

 

9. DISPUTES.  Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate Federal or state court located in New York, NY; provided, however, that claims for bodily injury, personal injury, or property damage arising out of the redemption, use or misuse of the Prize or portion thereof must be submitted to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of the State of New York, and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of New York; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.

 

10. PRIVACY:  Information collected from entrants is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at www.bet.com.

 

11. WINNERS LIST:  For a list of winners, available for sixty (60) days after verification of all winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “BET Michael Jackson Lean Contest”, Business & Legal Affairs, Black Entertainment Television LLC, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036.  Washington and Vermont residents may omit return postage when requesting this information.

 

12. SPONSOR: Black Entertainment Television LLC, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036.  The Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram, Inc.

 

13. PRIZE PROVIDER: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino (“Mandalay Bay”), Cirque Du Soileil are the Prize suppliers only in this Promotion; are not sponsors of this Promotion, and are not responsible for the administration of the Promotion, the collection of the entries or the conduct of the winner selection process.

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